Genital Herpes Singapore

Genital Herpes in Singapore: Genital herpes is viral, spreads by contact and causes genital blisters. Once you have herpes, it can recur many times. There is no cure or vaccine.

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Definition/Causes/Risk Factors

Genital herpes is caused by a virus known as herpes simplex virus, or HSV. There are two types of the virus, known as HSV-1 and HSV-2; HSV-2 generally causes more severe disease than HSV-1. The same virus causes cold sores in the mouth. Previously, HSV-1 was thought to cause cold sores, while HSV-2 caused genital herpes; however, both types have now been found to cause genital herpes.

The virus is spread by contact of mucous membranes (thin, moist areas of skin), such as the mouth, vagina, penis, and anus. Thus, it can be spread by vaginal, oral, or anal sex. In Singapore, herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases.